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Week 1: Why Major in Psychology?

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Week 1: Why Major in Psychology?

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Welcome to Week 1 of PSYC 2000: Psychology Seminar!
Psychology is an exciting and multifaceted field of study that can lead you to a great number of rewarding academic and career opportunities. This Psychology Seminar course is designed to help you explore these opportunities while also examining your skills and planning for your academic and career success. This week, you will use an Academic Journal entry to self-assess and reflect about your present knowledge of topics that will be covered in the course. You will also begin to get acquainted with your colleagues and Instructor through your participation in two discussions that involve the following: 1) an investigation of study tips for success in psychology courses, and 2) an examination of workforce readiness of students who are majoring in psychology.
To get started, view the following message from Dr. Eric Landrum, one of the authors of your Course Text,The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success. Then, begin reviewing all the Learning Resources for Week 1. Next, post your first Discussion assignment by Day 2 and your second Discussion assignment by Day 3. The course culminates in a final Course Project, so be sure to review the Looking Ahead section, which provides information about putting together your Curriculum and Strategy for Success Planner.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2015). Introduction to Bachelor's Degree in Psychology [Streaming video]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
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Learning Objectives
Students will:
• Analyze academic skills and strategies for success in psychology coursework
• Evaluate what the psychology major entails
• Assess transferrable skills in relation to careers in psychology...


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